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  • Magyarorszag
  • 93,030 km2
  • Budapest
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  • 9,981,334
  • 20 August

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  • and
  • 47 00 N, 20 00 E
  • Tisza River 78m
  • Kekes 1,014m
  • 38.7 years
  • Hungarian 92.3%
  • Roma 1.9%

The land of the huns is the third foreign country I've visited, although the border is only 10 minutes away from our city centre. The main cities I've traveled often to are Budapest and Szeged, transiting Gyor and Kecskemet a few times.

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Budapest14 October 1998Summer 1999Summer 2003Summer 2004

The capital of Hungary was first our destination on the 14 October 1998, when me & Sergiu joined the romanian soccer fans on the bus trip. We spent a whole day strolling the city, ending it late at night on the stadium supporting our national team against the hungarian one.

In 1999, I went there 2 times, to pick up / drop off Charlene from the airport (16-17 July & 28 August). First time, spent a whole night walking around with Radu Caranfil till next morning. Second evening, we all came for another walk.

In 2000 and 2003 only stop briefly at the airport, as I depart for Canada (9 August 2000) & when come back home three years later (on 3, 24 & 28 July and 27 August) and drive to Central Europe.

In 2004, me & kitty stop in Budapest 5 times: on 1st June and 31 August at the airport, then on 30 June, 12 July and 1st August on our european trips, when we sleep over one night each time.

On July 12, we get to stroll the city at night, dine at Duna Corso, then share a guided bus tour throughout downtown with our travel colleagues.

Szeged1990 - 200414 March 199729 July 2000

Szeged is situated near the southern border of Hungary, just to the south of the mouth of the Maros River, on both banks of the Tisza River (Theiss, Tiscia). Due to the high number of sunshine hours annually, Szeged is often called City of Sunshine (a name she shares with Debrecen.)

Aside of passing thru on our way to Europe, there were several times we took specific trips to Szeged. First of this sort was also our first trip to Hungary, when taken by Mr. Frentiu with the entire class in the spring of 1990.

Seven years later, on 14 March 1997, me & Remus take a one day trip by bus, and get to see the city in depth. Almost two years later, on 18 December 1998, join Betty & Co. for a shopping trip. Finally, on 29 July 2000, Dan Galis takes me and Adi Goila for a grand tour of the city and the cuisine.

Gyor ~ transitJuly 2003July 2004

Gyor is the most important city of Northwest-Hungary, the capital of Gyor-Moson-Sopron county and lies on one of the important roads of Central Europe, halfway between Budapest and Vienna. The city is the sixth largest in Hungary and one of the five main regional centres of the country.

Transited while on the highway, on the way to Vienna and back, both in 2003 and 2004.

Kecskemét ~ transit1998 - 2004

Kecskemet lies halfway between Budapest and Szeged, 86 kilometres from both of them, almost equal distance from the two big rivers of the country, the Danube and the Tisza.

Only transited on the way to Budapest and Central Europe, never really stopped to visit.